Lights of BagoDAZZLING.   The Lights of Bago, a synchronized musical fireworks display, dazzled a crowd that police estimated at 40,000, in Bago City on January 1*
(Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Negros leaders upbeat
on economy for 2015
‘Sugar will be driver despite AFTA’

Government, business and sugar leaders yesterday were upbeat about Negros Occidental’s economy in 2015 despite the start of the Asian Free Trade Area agreement this year.

Vice Governor Eugenio Lason said the sugar industry will continue to be the driver of Negros’ economy.

“And with fuel prices at a low, I expect a good year for sugar. Baring any major typhoon, the agricultural sector will be a major player,” he said.moremoremore

Dynamic collecting garbage

Dynamic Builders Construction Philippines Inc. started collecting garbage along the main thoroughfare of Bacolod City on January 1, following the expiration of the contract of Enviroking Corporation on Dec. 31.

The private contractor was declared by the Bids and Awards Committee as having the lowest calculated and responsive bid, during the bidding last month for landfill management and garbage hauling services. It had abid offer of P192,330,308.21 which is below the Approved Budget for the Contract of P193 million, or a difference of P669,000.

Bids and Awards Committee chairman Jerome Solinap said they declared Dynamic Builder as the winning bidder after the conduct of a post qualification bid. moremoremore

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Tension erupts with return
of suspended NORSU head

Tension erupted at the Negros Oriental State University when its suspended president, Don Vicente Real, returned Friday after serving the 90-day preventive suspension ordered by the NORSU Board of Regents last year.

This was because officer-in-charge Peter Dayot insisted that the suspension had been extended by the BOR, up to January 22, during a meeting December 29 in Manila.

Real was accompanied by his driver and Marx Iturralde, whom he had  ordered  to resume his post as public information officer, under Executive Order No. 1-2015..moremoremore